Texas Tech Police Officer Shot and Killed, Shooter in Custody
A Texas Tech student is now in custody for fatally shooting a campus police officer on Monday evening.
According to reports, the suspect, Hollis Daniels, 18, had been brought into the police station following a welfare check. The police reportedly also found “evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia” in his room.
While at the station, Daniels suddenly shot the officer in the head before fleeing the scene.
Texas Tech is on lockdown after an Tech PD officer was shot and killed. Suspect Hollis Daniels is on the loose. pic.twitter.com/Dh2rFwc2Ov
— Sarah Self-Walbrick (@SarahFromTTUPM) October 10, 2017
The university was placed on a campus-wide lock down until Daniels was apprehended and those in the vicinity were asked to take shelter.
Update from @TexasTech on the shooting tonight. pic.twitter.com/yVDeBWrkYE
— Matthew Watkins (@MWatkinsTrib) October 10, 2017
The name of the officer that was killed has not yet been released — as the police are still likely notifying their next of kin.